When comparing the 2018 Ford Fusion's and the 2018 Lincoln MKZ's specifications and ratings, the 2018 Ford Fusion has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency, resale value and interior volume. The 2018 Lincoln MKZ has the advantage in the areas of reliability, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2018 Ford Fusion's and the 2018 Lincoln MKZ's specifications and ratings, the 2018 Ford Fusion is a better car than the 2018 Lincoln MKZ.
2018 Ford Fusion vs. 2018 Lincoln MKZ Pricing
A used 2018 Ford Fusion ranges from $12,898 to $22,278 while a used 2018 Lincoln MKZ is priced between $17,578 to $29,675.
2018 Ford Fusion vs. 2018 Lincoln MKZ Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2018 Ford Fusion loses 50 percent of its value and the 2018 Lincoln MKZ loses 53.6 percent of its value. This means the 2018 Ford Fusion retains 3.6 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2018 Lincoln MKZ.
2018 Ford Fusion vs. 2018 Lincoln MKZ Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Ford Fusion is 8.3 out of 10 while the Lincoln MKZ's quality rating is 8.7 out of 10. This results in the Ford Fusion being ranked 6 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars and the Lincoln MKZ being ranked 5 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars.
2018 Ford Fusion vs. 2018 Lincoln MKZ Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Ford Fusion is 8.4 out of 10. For the Lincoln MKZ the reliability rating is 8.5 out of 10. This gives the Lincoln MKZ a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Ford Fusion.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2018 Ford Fusion’s base engine makes 175 horsepower, and the 2018 Lincoln MKZ base engine makes 245 horsepower. The Fusion is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 528 miles. The MKZ is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 512 miles. This gives the 2018 Ford Fusion the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2018 Lincoln MKZ. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are midsize cars, the 2018 Ford Fusion has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2018 Ford Fusion and 2018 Lincoln MKZ are comparable in regards to front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2018 Ford Fusion and the 2018 Lincoln MKZ have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.